Early Assurance for pharmacy students who entered UConn as freshmen in fall 2019
Below are the steps to take to meet our early assurance criteria if you entered UConn as a freshman in 2019:
- Apply to UConn Undergrad Admissions and indicate pre-pharmacy as your major on your freshman application or apply to the Special Program in Pharmacy (SPiP).
- Complete the pre-pharmacy plan of study as outlined above unless otherwise approved by the School of Pharmacy. All course work must be completed at UConn to be eligible for early assurance. No community college or other higher education credit will transfer. This insures understanding of critical core work. AP or college-level (ECE) math and science coursework completed during high school must be repeated at UConn no matter what the score, in order to stay eligible for early assurance. General Education AP courses taken in high school can transfer with appropriate score. If a student chooses to use math and science AP credits they can still apply to the School of Pharmacy but will no longer be eligible for early assurance and will need to take the PCAT.
- As part of our School's admission requirements all candidates considered for the professional program must successfully complete an interview. The interview allows us to evaluate each candidate's communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, teamwork, commitment, and understanding of the pharmacy profession. Those students who qualify for the early assurance program will be offered an interview during their freshman spring semester.
- During the first semester of your sophomore year, submit an application to the UConn School of Pharmacy for the 4-year Pharm.D. Program using the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). If you have met the GPA requirements noted below, the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is NOT required.
- Insure that your course work reflects your best efforts.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all pre-pharmacy science and math courses by the end of each of your second, third, and fourth semesters (3.4 if you are in the Honors program). All science and math prerequisites are included in the Early Assurance GPA, including college courses that are approved as UConn equivalent. If you are in the Special Program in Pharmacy, the GPA requirement is 3.4. See Early assurance for SPiP students tab below.
Complete all enrolled courses with a grade equal to or greater than C (math and science courses excepted as noted above). Repeat grades will not be used in calculating the early assurance GPA.
Course drops are not permitted. A withdrawal noted on your transcript disqualifies you from early assurance.
If you have met our requirements and have submitted a complete application to PharmCAS, you are on the road to a earning a Pharm.D. degree from the UConn School of Pharmacy.
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